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A female southern right whale is spotted with two calves - her own plus an orphan that she has adopted - near Walker Bay in South Africa. It is rare for whales to adopt abandoned calves.

Picture: Mogens Trolle / Barcroft Media (via Pictures of the day: 2 January 2013 - Telegraph)

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A female southern right whale is spotted with two calves - her own plus an orphan that she has adopted - near Walker Bay in South Africa. It is rare for whales to adopt abandoned calves.

Picture: Mogens Trolle / Barcroft Media (via Pictures of the day: 2 January 2013 - Telegraph)

rhamphotheca:

Comparison of Bite Forces Amongst Apex Fish Predators
from: Grubich, J.R., Huskey, S., Crofts, S., Orti, G. & Porto, J. 2012. Mega-Bites: Extreme jaw forces of living and extinct piranhas (Serrasalmidae) Scientific Reports. 2, Article number: 1009 doi:10.1038/srep01009
(via: NovaTaxa)

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Comparison of Bite Forces Amongst Apex Fish Predators

from: Grubich, J.R., Huskey, S., Crofts, S., Orti, G. & Porto, J. 2012. Mega-Bites: Extreme jaw forces of living and extinct piranhas (Serrasalmidae) Scientific Reports. 2, Article number: 1009 doi:10.1038/srep01009

(via: NovaTaxa)

Elephants have been known to die of broken hearts if a mate dies. They refuse to eat and will lay down, shedding tears until they starve to death. They refuse all human help. Scientists are beginning to believe that animals do have emotions and that their feelings may be more intense and unfiltered than our own. Emotion rises from the old brain, the limbic system, which birds and reptiles as well as dogs, humans, and other mammals share. Humans have additional brain structures and symbolic language to process our feelings and a complex array of psychological defense mechanisms that allay or soften the impact of our emotions. We repress, deny, subjugate, dissociate, and use all kinds of conscious and unconscious machinations to separate ourselves from our feelings, but animals have no such recourse, so their emotions are likely to beraw and strong. In fact, this may be one of the reasons we find them so attractive: they wear their hearts on their sleeves, so to speak. People seem to deny the existence of animal emotions so that they can continue to justify inhumane treatment and exploitation and avoid the fact that our actions have a deep emotional impact on our fellow beings.
– Unknown 

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Milky Way Shows 84 Million Stars in 9 Billion Pixels

Side Note: The two images shown above are mere crop outs from ESA’s recent hit: The 9 Billion Pixel Image of 84 Million Stars. These two focus on the bright center of the image for the purpose of highlighting what a peak at 84,000,000 stars looks like.

Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile have released a breathtaking new photograph showing the central area of our Milky Way galaxy. The photograph shows a whopping 84 million stars in an image measuring 108500×81500, which contains nearly 9 billion pixels.

It’s actually a composite of thousands of individual photographs shot with the observatory’s VISTA survey telescope, the same camera that captured the amazing 55-hour exposure. Three different infrared filters were used to capture the different details present in the final image.

The VISTA’s camera is sensitive to infrared light, which allows its vision to pierce through much of the space dust that blocks the view of ordinary optical telescope/camera systems.

source

(Source: kenobi-wan-obi, via malefitz)

Fox pups annoying their mother.

(Source: quicksilvers, via jyuubi)

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A female southern right whale is spotted with two calves - her own plus an orphan that she has adopted - near Walker Bay in South Africa. It is rare for whales to adopt abandoned calves.

Picture: Mogens Trolle / Barcroft Media (via Pictures of the day: 2 January 2013 - Telegraph)

allcreatures:

A female southern right whale is spotted with two calves - her own plus an orphan that she has adopted - near Walker Bay in South Africa. It is rare for whales to adopt abandoned calves.

Picture: Mogens Trolle / Barcroft Media (via Pictures of the day: 2 January 2013 - Telegraph)

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Octopus eggs

 

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Octopus eggs


 

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rhamphotheca:

Comparison of Bite Forces Amongst Apex Fish Predators
from: Grubich, J.R., Huskey, S., Crofts, S., Orti, G. & Porto, J. 2012. Mega-Bites: Extreme jaw forces of living and extinct piranhas (Serrasalmidae) Scientific Reports. 2, Article number: 1009 doi:10.1038/srep01009
(via: NovaTaxa)

rhamphotheca:

Comparison of Bite Forces Amongst Apex Fish Predators

from: Grubich, J.R., Huskey, S., Crofts, S., Orti, G. & Porto, J. 2012. Mega-Bites: Extreme jaw forces of living and extinct piranhas (Serrasalmidae) Scientific Reports. 2, Article number: 1009 doi:10.1038/srep01009

(via: NovaTaxa)

Elephants have been known to die of broken hearts if a mate dies. They refuse to eat and will lay down, shedding tears until they starve to death. They refuse all human help. Scientists are beginning to believe that animals do have emotions and that their feelings may be more intense and unfiltered than our own. Emotion rises from the old brain, the limbic system, which birds and reptiles as well as dogs, humans, and other mammals share. Humans have additional brain structures and symbolic language to process our feelings and a complex array of psychological defense mechanisms that allay or soften the impact of our emotions. We repress, deny, subjugate, dissociate, and use all kinds of conscious and unconscious machinations to separate ourselves from our feelings, but animals have no such recourse, so their emotions are likely to beraw and strong. In fact, this may be one of the reasons we find them so attractive: they wear their hearts on their sleeves, so to speak. People seem to deny the existence of animal emotions so that they can continue to justify inhumane treatment and exploitation and avoid the fact that our actions have a deep emotional impact on our fellow beings.
– Unknown 

(Source: beautemillesimee, via atticuschapin)

(via sir-nero)

ikenbot:

Milky Way Shows 84 Million Stars in 9 Billion Pixels

Side Note: The two images shown above are mere crop outs from ESA’s recent hit: The 9 Billion Pixel Image of 84 Million Stars. These two focus on the bright center of the image for the purpose of highlighting what a peak at 84,000,000 stars looks like.

Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile have released a breathtaking new photograph showing the central area of our Milky Way galaxy. The photograph shows a whopping 84 million stars in an image measuring 108500×81500, which contains nearly 9 billion pixels.

It’s actually a composite of thousands of individual photographs shot with the observatory’s VISTA survey telescope, the same camera that captured the amazing 55-hour exposure. Three different infrared filters were used to capture the different details present in the final image.

The VISTA’s camera is sensitive to infrared light, which allows its vision to pierce through much of the space dust that blocks the view of ordinary optical telescope/camera systems.

source

(Source: kenobi-wan-obi, via malefitz)

(via hindooh)

Fox pups annoying their mother.

(Source: quicksilvers, via jyuubi)

"Elephants have been known to die of broken hearts if a mate dies. They refuse to eat and will lay down, shedding tears until they starve to death. They refuse all human help. Scientists are beginning to believe that animals do have emotions and that their feelings may be more intense and unfiltered than our own. Emotion rises from the old brain, the limbic system, which birds and reptiles as well as dogs, humans, and other mammals share. Humans have additional brain structures and symbolic language to process our feelings and a complex array of psychological defense mechanisms that allay or soften the impact of our emotions. We repress, deny, subjugate, dissociate, and use all kinds of conscious and unconscious machinations to separate ourselves from our feelings, but animals have no such recourse, so their emotions are likely to beraw and strong. In fact, this may be one of the reasons we find them so attractive: they wear their hearts on their sleeves, so to speak. People seem to deny the existence of animal emotions so that they can continue to justify inhumane treatment and exploitation and avoid the fact that our actions have a deep emotional impact on our fellow beings."

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